Sacramento Churches Walking Tour, Sacramento

This guide will assist you when visiting some of the churches and cathedrals located in Sacramento, California, U.S.A. You are invited to admire the architecture of these buildings which are specific to different religions such as Baptist, Jewish, Russian and Greek orthodox as well as Catholic. Check out the most attractive churches in Sacramento on this self-guided tour.
You can follow this self-guided walking tour to explore the attractions listed below. How it works: download the app "GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities" from iTunes App Store or Google Play to your mobile phone or tablet. The app turns your mobile device into a personal tour guide and its built-in GPS navigation functions guide you from one tour stop to next. The app works offline, so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad.

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Sacramento Churches Walking Tour Map

Guide Name: Sacramento Churches Walking Tour
Guide Location: USA » Sacramento (See other walking tours in Sacramento)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 8
Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.5 km
Author: Dee
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Russian Orthodox Church

1) Russian Orthodox Church

The Russian Orthodox Church in Sacramento was built in 1954. It is the parish of The Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia also called the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad, ROCA, or ROCOR. The interior is enriched by illustrations and icons.
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St. Paul's Episcopal Church

2) St. Paul's Episcopal Church

St. Paul's Episcopal Church dates back to the Gold Rush. Its Norman style architecture is of a divine beauty, featuring stained-glass windows and red doors. The church was built of local stone and its interior is an asylum for an anxious soul.
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Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament

3) Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament (must see)

Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament in Sacramento is a cathedral of the Roman Catholic Church in the United States. It is the mother church and seat of Jaime Soto, the ordinary bishop of the Diocese of Sacramento. The Cathedral is located downtown at the intersection of 11th and K Streets. Currently, the cathedral is considered both a religious and civic landmark. It is the mother church of the diocese, which stretches from the southern edge of Sacramento County north to the Oregon border and serves approximately 975,000 Catholics. The diocese encompasses 99 churches in a 42,000 square mile region. The Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament is one of the largest cathedrals west of the Mississippi River.

With construction beginning in 1887, Sacramento’s Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament is an example of the strength and history in Sacramento’s architecture. The Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament combines Sacramento’s history with its modern day life.In 1886, Patrick Manogue was appointed as Sacramento’s first bishop. Inspired by churches he’d seen in European plazas, Manogue modeled the cathedral after L'Eglise de la Sainte-Trinitein Paris. Once completed, there was no cathedral equal in size west of the Mississippi River. The building is a modified basilica form approximately 200 feet long and 100 feet wide, and it seats 1400 people. The central bell tower rises 215 feet.

The architectural style of the church is Italian Renaissance on the exterior and Victorian on the interior. The church has been updated for modern use, but designers tried to keep the church in the original style. Over the years, with repairs, changes in color schemes and changes to the liturgy, the Church lost its stylistic unity.

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Westminster Presbyterian Church

4) Westminster Presbyterian Church

Westminster Presbyterian Church is located in the center of downtown Sacramento. It was built in 1927 and it has been modeled after Hagia Sophia in Istanbul. There are combined symbols of both Jewish and Christian faiths in the architecture. Westminster Presbyterian Church has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places.
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Saint Elisabeth Catholic Church

5) Saint Elisabeth Catholic Church

Saint Elisabeth Catholic Church is the cultural and religious center for the Portuguese National Church in north central California. It has been the place of very many baptisms, confirmations, first communions, marriages and funerals as well as numerous festivals and activities. The interior design of Saint Elisabeth Catholic Church is enriched by the beautiful stained-glass windows with rich colors and a beamed ceiling, which adds warmth. The exterior of the church is surrounded by a lovely garden, very pleasing to the senses.
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Immanuel Baptist Church

6) Immanuel Baptist Church

In 1990, Sovereign Grace Church changed its name to Immanuel Baptist Church. It assembles a community of Christians who meet for different activities and events such as singing, scripture reading, prayer, sermon, etc. There are also special events in which people participate together every year.
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St. Francis of Assisi Parish

7) St. Francis of Assisi Parish

St. Francis of Assisi Parish is a very old church that is well known for its beautiful architecture. The interior is a combination of Renaissance and Baroque styles. The walls and the ceilings are decorated with stained-glass windows and many murals showing Biblical scenes and Saints.
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Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church

8) Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church

The Greek Orthodox Church of the Annunciation of Sacramento was established in 1920. The building has a special meaning to the Orthodox Church and faith. Traditionally, the icons and murals are specific to the Orthodox Church.

Walking Tours in Sacramento, California

Create Your Own Walk in Sacramento

Create Your Own Walk in Sacramento

Creating your own self-guided walk in Sacramento is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Art Galleries in Sacramento

Art Galleries in Sacramento

Sacramento is the ideal city for guests who are fascinated by art. Once a month, all the art galleries stay open late and encourage the community to participate in the Second Saturday Art Walk. On this walking tour, you will witness the most magnificent art galleries in the city.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.0 km
Downtown Orientation Walk

Downtown Orientation Walk

Immortalized by Jack London's famous “There's plenty of gold so I've been told, on the banks of the Sacramento!”, the capital of California is otherwise a quiet historic city sitting at the confluence of the Sacramento and American Rivers. The Old Sacramento district preserves much of the Gold Rush era heritage, including the construction of the Transcontinental Railroad, one of America’s earliest grand technological achievements, commemorated by the California State Railroad Museum. To learn more about the history and present day of Sacramento, follow this orientation walk.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.0 km
Top Architectural Buildings in Sacramento

Top Architectural Buildings in Sacramento

Sacramento is a city where it is easy to find distinctive architectural buildings. This self-guided city tour will help you discover some of the most valued works of art in town and admire the individuality of their style. Take this tour and you will be captivated by Sacramento's most interesting architectural constructions.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.6 km
Shopping Walking Tour in Sacramento

Shopping Walking Tour in Sacramento

Experience a unique kind of shopping by visiting the stores and markets in Sacramento. You will discover original products that cannot be found elsewhere in California. You will surely find something for yourself, or as a gift for someone else, or you will just spend some great shopping time. This tour plan offers a view of the most magnificent stores that should not be missed on a tour of Sacramento.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 7.0 km
Museums Walking Tour in Sacramento

Museums Walking Tour in Sacramento

Sacramento is the city where you can visit numerous amazing museums. You can discover here different things that belong to the culture and history of the city. We encourage you to find out about some of the most well-known and impressive museums in the U.S.A.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.1 km
Family Entertainment in Sacramento

Family Entertainment in Sacramento

Sacramento is a town where visitors can easily find different attractions and places to have fun. Whether you are with friends or family, this tour guide offers many unique amusement parks and theatres where you can spend time while on vacation. Sign up for the next tour if you want to see the most interesting and attractive places in Sacramento.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.7 km

Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in Sacramento for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Sacramento has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet


To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Sacramento, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device


Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.